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We are pizzaiolos!

Today Year 1 and some Reception children went to Pizza Express in Newcastle to learn how to make pizzas and got to wear their own chefs hat and apron. The children learnt about the history of the margarita pizza before being given their dough to kneed, some of us even...

Year 4 Visit Arbeia

Year 4 have visited the Roman Fort, Arbeia, to find out what life was like for Roman soldiers. They had a tour of the fort including the soldier's barracks, the Commanding Officer's house and the West Gate. They found out that legionaries had to live in tiny rooms in...

Ofsted- Letter to Parents

17 June 2019 Dear Parent or Carer, Inspection of Swalwell Primary School by Ofsted We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 18 June 2019. The lead inspector will be Jonathan Chicken. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you...

Swalwell Pizzaria

We have been busy making pizzas in Early Years. The children all chose their own toppings and wrote a shopping list of the ingredients they would need. We had some very unusual topping choices such as broccoli, blueberries and cake! We then all made our own pizzas...

Story time in Early Years

Early Years were lucky enough to receive a visit from Maria and Joanne from Gateshead Library Services. We listened and took part in a story, ”Car, Car, Truck, Jeep” joining in with the actions and noises that the vehicles made. Then we sang some songs and made a...

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

EYFS and KS1 visited Tynemouth beach. KS1 were visiting as part of their topic to compare seaside holidays past and present. The children build sandcastles, did a beach hunt and had a picnic. Unfortunately it was so rainy they had to come home early. [gallery...

Ready, Set, Go!

As part of our work on Healthy eating week we participated in the daily mile, running laps of the KS2 yard. We soon realised that we needed to run at a steady pace that we were comfortable with as our heart rates increased quickly! [gallery type="slideshow"...

Blind taste testing in Year 1

As part of Healthy Eating Week today we did a blind taste test with a range of fruit. The children loved the strawberries and all said they would like them more often as a healthy treat. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="large"...

How to play Dreidel

In Year 1 we are learning about Hannukah this half term. Today we learnt how to play Dreidel which we loved! We played with ten counters each and followed the instructions on the Dreidel that we spun. At the end of the lesson we all got special Hannukah chocolates....

Breakfast bites

For the second day of Healthy Eating week we looked at the importance of eating a good breakfast. We learnt about the different food groups and how much of each food group you should be eating. We shared our favourite breakfasts and then created healthy, balanced...

Fantastic Field Sketches

Key Stage 1 have been taking a look at the local area and field sketches this week in our topic lessons. We explored the view from our school field, paying attention to physical and human features before attempting our own field sketches.     [gallery...

Sleep matters

This week is Healthy Eating week and we started it by looking at sleep. We learnt why we need sleep, what happens to our bodies whilst we sleep and how a bed time routine can help us. We then discussed and acted out our bedtime routines which included a tidying our...

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